Nuclear Power - Statistics & Facts

Nuclear Power - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Facts about Nuclear Power Worldwide

Even three years after the 2011 nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, nuclear power continues to be a vital source of energy globally. Worldwide generation of nuclear energy is expected to grow from around 2.6 billion kilowatt hours in 2008 to about 4.9 billion kilowatt hours in 2035. The United States is the largest nuclear power generating country in the world, accounting for almost one third of the world’s nuclear electricity generation. As a consequence, the United States also produces the most nuclear waste globally; the nation generates around 2.8 thousand tons of nuclear waste per annum.

French utility company EDF (Electricité de France) is the world's largest operator of nuclear reactors. With a market value of around 45.7 billion U.S. dollars, the Paris-based firm was ranked among the world’s largest electric utilities as of March 15, 2013.

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